Visualize Live eBay Data in Tableau

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eBay Tableau Connector

The fastest and easiest way to connect Tableau to eBay data. Includes comprehensive high-performance data access, real-time integration, extensive metadata discovery, and robust SQL-92 support.



Use the CData Tableau Connector for eBay and Tableau Desktop to visualize live eBay data.

Tableau is a visual analytics platform transforming the way businesses use data to solve problems. When paired with the CData Tableau Connector for eBay, you can easily get access to live eBay data within Tableau. This article shows how to connect to eBay in Tableau and build a simple chart.

The CData Tableau Connectors enable high-speed access to live eBay data in Tableau. Once you install the connector, you simply authenticate with eBay and you can immediately start building responsive, dynamic visualizations and dashboards. By surfacing eBay data using native Tableau data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, CData Tableau Connectors grant seamless access to eBay data.

NOTE: The CData Tableau Connectors require Tableau 2020.3 or higher. If you are using an older version of Tableau, you will need to use the CData JDBC Driver for eBay. If you wish to connect to eBay data in Tableau Online, you will need to use CData Connect Cloud.

Connect to eBay in Tableau

Open Tableau and click More under Connect -> To a Server. Select "eBay by CData," then configure the connection and click "Sign In."

If you will be accessing your own account, you can generate an OAuthAccessToken from your developer account dashboard. You can also allow other users to securely access their own accounts.

Both of these methods require you to create an application key set to obtain values for the following connection properties: AppId, CertId, DevId, and SiteId.

The user consent flow additionally requires the RuName and CallbackURL.

See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Discover Schemas and Query Data

  1. Select CData from the Database pull-down menu.
  2. Select Ebay from the Schema pull-down menu.
  3. Drag the tables and views you wish to visualize onto the join area. You can include multiple tables.
  4. Select Update Now or Automatically Update. Update Now lets you preview the first 10,000 rows of the data source (or enter the number of rows you want to see in the Rows text box). Automatically Update automatically reflects the changes in the preview area.
  5. Click the tab for your worksheet. Columns are listed as Dimensions and Measures, depending on the data type. The CData Tableau Connector discovers data types automatically, allowing you to leverage the powerful data processing and visualization features of Tableau.
  6. Drag a field from the Dimensions or Measures area to Rows or Columns. Tableau creates column or row headers.
  7. Select one of the chart types from the Show Me tab. Tableau displays the chart type that you selected.

Using the CData Tableau Connector for eBay with Tableau, you can easily create robust visualizations and reports on eBay data. Download a free, 30-day trial and get started today.